MELBOURNE, Fla. (CBS Local) – A man is facing animal cruelty charges after allegedly attacking four ducks with a stick and stomping them to death outside of his home, police say.
Magdiel Marrero-Pena was taken into custody on June 11 after his neighbor saw the 41-year-old killing the animals — three of which were ducklings — in his backyard.
“I think this guy really has some issues and I just felt that I had to call you, he’s going to start, may start killing neighbors next,” the witness told a 911 operator, according to WKMG.
Marrero-Pena reportedly told officers that he beat the adult duck with a stick because it wandered onto his yard and attacked him. Police charged Marrero-Pena with violating a Melbourne city ordinance that declares the area an animal sanctuary.
Original published: 2018-06-13 17:00:37 Read the full Washington News here
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